Savagery In Lord Of The Flies Symbolism Essay

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Jenny Nguyen Mr. Javier Literature 17 September 2014 Fear of the Beast “To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.” (Louis L’amour) In the allegorical novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, many different aspects of symbolism are presented into the novel. From themes of democracy to the evil of mankind, almost every moral issue of society compacts within the novel. Golding illustrates, when one faces with the need of survival and savagery that overtakes society through internal conflicts to show that without the balance of freedom and order in a democracy, a civilized and productive community will not be congruous for the people and can intentionally cause one or another to make…show more content…
The novel starts out with a group of young boys lost on an island without any adult survivor. When the boys first arrive on the island they are a civilized group, “The creature was a party of boys, dressed in strangely eccentric clothing. Shorts, shirts and different garments they carried in their in their hands” (18). As the story progresses, however, the boys turn from civilization to complete chaos and dystopia. This turn of events is led by Jack, the antagonist of the book. The character Jack as well as the face paint is methods Golding uses to illustrate the true state of man when taken away from civilization. According to Aristotle a Greek philosopher, he believes that slavery is unequitable and wrong. In Lord of the Flies, Jack treats the boys on his side like slaves. He whips one little boy for doing something wrong. When Jack separates from Ralph, he goes on to create a dictatorship. Jack

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